Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
one issue. this is's did fining issue for u.s. foreign policy. you know, secretary of state is kind of a first among equals in the cabinet. and would be taken seriously by the president. so secretary of state who brought a tremendous amount of strength and credibility and passion to that issue -- >> bill: john kerry secretary of state. 1-866-55-press. what do you think? now, i just have -- the other half, right or the other side of the coin maybe whatever analogy you want to use, if he becomes secretary of state some people say oh my god that's going to open up a senate race in massachusetts. and that means scott brown gets automatically back in. not necessarily. it depends on who runs against scott brown. i had a long talk saturday night with ed marquee congressman ed markey ninth in seniority in the house of representatives. he's told me, he told other people too, he would take a look at it which is just this short of saying he would definitely run. but if ed markee was senator from massachusetts, you wo
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
and that assad will be held accountable. u.s. officials are reporting that syria has ordered military chemical corps to be prepared. now syrian state television claims the country has no plans of using chemical weapons, no matter the circumstances. but the u.s. is worried that syrians are getting ready to put together a nerve gas mixture and that that could be used in artillery shells. the state department called any use of chemical weapons a hard red line and said they are continuing to monitor the situation. meanwhile, iran is claiming it's captured a u.s. drone flying over the persian gulf today. according to internationally-recognized limits, those drones must stay at least 12 nautical miles off the coast. but a u.s. defense official is telling cnn that the u.s. navy has fully accounted for all of its vehicles in the middle east. whatever iranians are claiming to have, it is not an actively operating drone. >> think progress is reporting that police can record video inside your home without a warrant. that ruling ca
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
over $100,000 in seven u.s. senate races. they lost six out of seven. and two-thirds of house incumbents -- listen to them -- who lost their seats this year were actually endorsed by the nra. the nra's endorsement or opposition has become essentially politically meaningless. so people don't have to be afraid of them. i think this thing is really turning around. don't you? 866-55-press. let's expose the nra. one final thing. there is something else going on here now. and people have made the connection back to the mothers against drunk driving. cindy lighthold, i believe her name was, when her daughter was killed and she organized other mothers who had lost their kids and said, we have to do something about this fact that people can go into a bar, have a drink, get souced and get behind the wheel. they changed this country. the people who have lost their kids at aurora colorado and newtown connecticut. yesterday we heard from sandy phillips here with the brady hill campaign on capitol hill lost other daughter in the theater shooting in aurora.
Dec 14, 2012 3:00am PST
thinks he is going to have a agree ride getting back into the u.s. senate because i know ed markey and patrick. i think both would be a formidable candidate. >> that's right. you know they are the -- there is a long way to go before their strategy works, you know. we got some ideas of our own. and so you are absolutely on the mark. ed marker will be great. duval patrick will be great. there is a lot of talent out there in massachusetts >> bill: absolutely. congressman, on this, yesterday at our briefing some of us were pushing jay carney to say, well our entitlement -- republicans say, all right. we may go along with some tax cuts for increase in tax rates. on the wealthiest of americans but only if we get what we want you know on what they always call entitlement reforms. >> right. >> i know you and the progressive caucus have been really all over this issue. should social security and medicare even be on the table? >> shouldn't be on the table at all. as a matter of fact, there is no reason to be discussing social security and medicare at this time
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
for management failures and a lack of security at the u.s. embassy in benghazi where four americans were killed. a department spokeswoman says security chief eric boswell is among the officials stepping down. the white house has also named charlene lam in charge of embassy security and raymond maxwell overseeing northern africa. this report and the cited failings by the state department are taking center stage today through a hearing in congress. that's putting pressure on senator john kerry. the man likely next in line to take the reigns. kerry said his hearing will bring clarity to what the state department is doing to prevent this from happening again. current secretary of state hillary clinton was scheduled to testify today. that will be postponed until january. her office says she suffered a concussion and is working from home this week. >>> also on the hill, senate republicans are offering up their own package for sandy relief. hurricane sandy that is. president obama originally asked for $60.4 billion. the g.o.